Motorhoming the Gibb River Road
by Bernie Daniels
We own a 10.5 meter motorhome based on a bus chassis. Behind it we tow a Suzuki Grand Vitara XL7 4WD. We are hoping to travel to the area next year.
I travelled the Gibb River Road in the early 80's in a Landcruiser at the beginning of the dry and again the next year in July. Both were marvellous trips even though I was actually working as a rep visiting Aboriginal settlements including Kalumburu.
My question is, do you think it feasible to drive the Gibb River Road in the motorhome, camp in various camping areas and then use the 4WD for side trips? My greatest worry in driving the motorhome is the overhang both fore and aft and the risk of bottoming out on any sharp dips or humps.
From my memory of the trip the worst spots for washouts, dips etc. was the Kununurra end of the road. The road trains were not seen by me back then but time marches on.
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